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The mission of the Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

The vision of the Middle Tennessee Council is to foster the character development, citizenship training and physical fitness of young people through an emphasis on outdoor program experiences to prepare them to be responsible, contributing members of society over their lifetime by instilling values based upon those found in the Scout Oath and Law.

Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America

The MTC,BSA offers five viable unique Scouting programs for youth ages 6-21 in programs of:

  • Cub Scouting - Kindergarten thru 5 or ages 5-10 years

  • Scouts BSA - grades 6 thru 12 or ages 11-18 years

  • STEM Scouts - coeducational, grades 3 thru 12 or ages 8-18 years

  • Venturing - coeducational, between ages 14 and 21

  • Exploring - coeducational, between ages 14 and 21


Each of these programs uses unique and proven methods of youth development and all programs have a foundation of leadership, community service, self reliance and a duty to God and Country.

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  • Middle Tennessee Council Scouting Programs Make a Positive Impact in our Communities: In 2023, the Middle Council (MTC) served over 11,818 youth in 37 Middle Tennessee counties. MTC volunteers and staff recruited 4,355 new Scouts and their families in 2023. These youth benefited from training in values, leadership, service and self-reliance.

  • Scouting Programs are Neighborhood Centered Led by Trained Adult Volunteer Mentors: 399 neighborhood centered Scouting programs were chartered to churches and community organizations. 4,358 BSA Youth Protection Trained adult volunteers serve as leaders and positive role models for Scouts. Every volunteer leader must have a background check and be youth protection trained.
    Eagle Scout, the Highest Rank in Scouting: 274 MTC Scouts BSA earned the prestigious Eagle rank in 2023. Annually 7% of MTC Scouts earn the iconic Eagle rank, beating the National BSA average of 4%. Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA youth earned over 7,836 rank advancements. These advancements are designed to teach values, service, leadership, and self-reliance.


  • The MTC Owns and Operates Four Camp Properties: Each camp provides a different outdoor experience, but all offer opportunities for Scouts and families to explore, learn, have fun, and make memories that will last a lifetime. The camps are Parish Reservation at Rock Island, Grimes Canoe Base on the Buffalo River, Boxwell Scout Reservation on Old Hickory Lake, and Latimer Reservation on the Cumberland Plateau.

  • Council Camping Programs: Over 10,500 Scouts participated in programs at one of the Council’s four camps. Scouts earned 9,752 Merit Badges while learning skills in science, skilled trades, civic service, patriotism and business. Studies have shown that the BSA Merit Badge program is instrumental in providing Scouts career and hobby exploration.

  • Boxwell Reservation Capital Campaign: A campaign is underway with a goal of $15 million. To date, over $8.7 million has been raised. 12 of 14 priority projects have been completed at Boxwell. The Harwell Leadership Center and a new Family and Staff Lodge will be built once fundraising for those projects is completed.

  • Scoutreach Initiative: Scoutreach is MTC’s emphasis to serve youth of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds from hard to serve areas of Davidson County. The MTC invested $422,320 towards this initiative serving 551 Scoutreach youth with 217 volunteer adult leaders in 41 different programs or units. In addition, the Council has provided scholarships to 1,071 youth and adults to make Scouting programs possible for these families.

  • Service to the Community: Scouts and leaders recorded 36,308 hours of service annually in projects at churches, schools, and other local nonprofit organizations. Based on 2023 Independent Sector Volunteer hour value at $31.80, those service hours translate into a $1,154,594 investment in local communities. Many of these hours were part of the 285 Eagle Scout service projects completed in 2023.

  • Council Budget: In 2023, the council had an annual budget of $6.3 million. 82% of the Council’s income was used for program services, 18% for management and fundraising support. The Friends of Scouting (FOS) Campaign in 2023 accounted for 36% of the revenue, Camping and Activities: 21.2%, Scout Shop, Product Sales and other: 26.1%, Special Events and Investment Income: 16% and United Way: .7%.



Click here to view and download the MTC 2024 FOS brochure

2023 MTCBSA Annual Report

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